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Exclusive: Dread Central Invades the 2010 Streamy Awards: Ghostfacers Update! Fear Clinic Coverage!

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Streamy AwardsOn a windy, overcast Sunday afternoon the 2010 Streamy Awards took over the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Even though the FearNet webseries “Fear Clinic,” directed by Robert Hall and starring genre favorites Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, Danielle Harris, and Lisa Wilcox, stood alone to represent our favorite genre, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a gaggle of horror-related goodies to indulge in while working the red carpet event before the show.

Before the Streamy Awards were under way, Dread Central’s red carpet team of Heather Wixson and Brian Smith had the opportunity to catch up with some new faces in horror as well as some of the genre’s most beloved personalities.

Since we never want to deprive our readers of any sort of awesomeness, Dread Central has cooked up two videos from the Streamy Awards red carpet event. The first video is chock-full of interviews.

Being uber-fans of “Supernatural”, we were excited to chat with both AJ Buckley and Travis Wester, stars of the new CW short-form series “Ghostfacers.” “Ghostfacers” is a spin-off from the Season One “Supernatural” episode called “Hell House” in which the Winchester brothers encounter a hapless team of ghost hunters from a reality show who get more than they bargained for when they find a haunted house was a little more evil than they were prepared to deal with.

Look for “Ghostfacers” to debut its first two episodes on April 15th in conjunction with the 100th episode of “Supernatural.”

Also on the red carpet at the Streamy Awards was funny guy Josh Gad from the webseries “Woke Up Dead,” in which he stars alongside other funny guy Jon Heder, who gave us an update on the future of that series as well as some laughs with a large yellow bunny.

Dread Central also had time to talk with actress Cooper Harris, who starred in not only MegaShark vs. Giant Octopus but also Mega Piranha as well as the upcoming SyFy original Meteor Apocalypse. She talked a bit about working in the new campy wave of horror films and with hunky co-star Lorenzo Lamas.

Next on the list of interviewees was the creative team behind the dark thriller web series called “Compulsions,” including director Nathan Atkinson and writer/creator Bernie Su.

We also had time to catch up with all-around awesome guy Ted Raimi, who gave us an update on where we can see him next and showed his love for the Dread Central team.

Our second video shifts its focus over to our beloved Dr. Andover and the rest of the gang from “Fear Clinic,” including Englund, who was nominated for Best Actor at the Streamy Awards for his performance in the series, director Hall, actress Harris, and creator/writer Aaron Drane. They spoke to us about how it felt to be not only three-time Streamy Award nominees but how the Internet is becoming the future of the entertainment industry. Plus, Dread Central learned on the red carpet that it looks like there might be the chance that horror fans will get to see a second season of “Fear Clinic.”

Both Hall and show producer Mark Johnson confirmed that while nothing is official just yet, there have been discussions about putting together another set of webisodes since the first run of the “Fear Clinic” web series was so successful (with around 3 million views collectively).

Englund also gave an update on the status of his upcoming project Tamora Gamble, and Harris spoke about where horror fans can see her next, including Stake Land and Hatchet 2.

Watch both videos below, and for more on the Streamy Awards check out the official Streamys website.

But the question beckons … how do you get nominated for a Streamy next year? Check out the video below from the Fine Brothers to find out.

2010 Winners:

  • Audience Choice: “Agents of Cracked”
  • Best Comedy Web Series: “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”
  • Best Drama Web Series: “The Bannen Way”
  • Best Hosted Web Series: “Diggnation”
  • Best News or Political Series: “Auto-Tune the News”
  • Best Animated Web Series: “How It Should Have Ended”
  • Best Branded Entertainment Web Series: “Back on Topps” (Topps, Dick’s Sporting Goods)
  • Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series: “The Guild” (Sean Becker)
  • Best Directing for a Drama Web Series: “The Bannen Way” (Jesse Warren)
  • Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series: “Wainy Days” (David Wain)
  • Best Writing for a Drama Web Series: “Compulsions” (Bernie Su)
  • Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Zach Galifianakis (“Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”)
  • Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Felicia Day (“The Guild”)
  • Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series: Mark Gantt (“The Bannen Way”)
  • Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series: Rachael Hip-Flores (“Anyone But Me”)
  • Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series: “Easy to Assemble” (Illeana Douglas, Justine Bateman, Eric Lange, Michael Irpino, Cheri Oteri, Daryl Sabara, Michael Panes, Rob Mailhouse, Sean Durrie, Tom Arnold, Ed Begley Jr., Tim Meadows, Ricki Lake, Greg Proops, Kevin Pollak)
  • Best Guest Star in a Web Series: “Weird Al” Yankovic (“Know Your Meme”)
  • Best Web Series Host: Zadi Diaz (“Epic Fu”)
  • Best Vlogger: Shane Dawson (“ShaneDawsonTV”)


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    George A. Romero’s Daughter, Tina, Wrote a Script For Queens of the Dead

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    The loss last year of director George A. Romero was a huge blow to the horror community, as well as the filmmaking community at large. The passing of the man responsible for creating the modern day zombie and whose work influenced “The Walking Dead”, Dead Alive, 28 Days Later, and Jordan Peele’s Get Out was felt far and wide but we take solace knowing that his work and legacy will live on forever.

    Something that brings a smile to my face is hearing that his daughter, Tina, who DJ’s under the name DJ TRx, has written a screenplay for a zombie film that is called Queens of the Dead. And yes, it’s very gay! Romero has not only written the script but also plans on directing the film herself.

    Romero tells The Saunder Blog about the film, saying, “Queens of the Dead is a fusion of two huge parts of my world: zombies and Gay nightlife. It’s a tribute to my father as well as my entrée into the genre he grandfathered. I can’t say too much yet, but what I can tell you is that this film will have all the hallmarks of a George A. Romero classic: farce, politics, heroes, assholes, and most importantly, herds of silly and slow moving walkers that you can’t help but love. But I’m doing it Tina-style, and bringing the glitter, choreography, queers & queens.

    Romero’s father always brought some sort of social message into his work, so to hear that she will continue that tradition is inspiring, especially since it comes on a topic that is so discussed and topical.

    If you want to read more about Romero and her DJ career, click on the link above.

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    Wanna See Something REALLY Scary? Local 58 Contingency Emergency Broadcast

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    “Wanna see something REALLY scary?”

    To horror fans who came of age in the 1980s, the line above instantly evokes memories of Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks in the opening scene from Twilight Zone: The Movie. Now, on a bi-monthly basis, I’ll be asking, “Wanna see something REALLY scary?” with the goal of shocking you with chilling footage plumbed from the darkest corners of YouTube.

    As a child of the Cold War born in the 1970s and traumatized by films like The Day After and Threads, I remember immediately panicking every time an Emergency Broadcast broke into a TV show I was watching. That alarming tone made my stomach drop and in the moments before it was confirmed to be “only a test” I had already imagined a barrage of nuclear warheads bursting overhead.

    My heart went out to the residents of Hawaii who, due to a false alarm, believed a missile attack was imminent this weekend. For almost 40 minutes, families scrambled into fallout shelters, bathrooms, and even storm drains, believing war had begun between the United States and North Korea. Even after the all-clear was announced and the warning revealed as a mistake, nerves were severely rattled. I can only imagine the potential long-term damage done to the psyches of Hawaii’s youngest residents.

    For a taste of the pandemonium that occurred, check out an excerpt from CNN’s reporting below.

    While the shock must have been unprecedented for most, a bizarre alert that accidentally aired in the late 1960s puts the Hawaii debacle to shame. What viewers of a local station saw just before the end of programming at 3 am was a message announcing the fall of the US Government, and included instructions for committing suicide rather than surrendering to enemy forces.

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    The message bore the seal of The U.S. Department for the Preservation of American Dignity, included a statement from President Lyndon B. Johnson, and warned that failure to commit suicide as instructed would have consequences:

    “Your local law enforcement has been ordered to ensure your compliance,” the message cautioned. “It is against the law to delay.” The final instructions remind adult viewers to put down their children and pets first while promising “There is nothing to fear.” Though the station later posted a statement ensuring viewers the message was a hoax, the potential loss of life this broadcast could have inspired is staggering. Have a look:

    If the Local 58 Contingency, as it’s become known, seems too outlandish to be true, that’s because it isn’t. Though the video doesn’t include an admission of fiction, it’s written and directed by Kris Straub. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because he’s the writer of the popular creepypasta Candle Cove, recently adapted into a TV series on SyFy.

    Still, the vintage look of the Local 58 Contingency, not to mention the current climate of heightened tensions between American and a rogue nuclear nation, make this video a truly terrifying viewing experience.

    Got an idea for a future installment of “Wanna See Something REALLY Scary?” Hit me up on Twitter @josh_millican!

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    Here’s the thing… if we had the choice between cleaning up our own house or being haunted by a vengeful spectral servant of sorts, well… just hand us a friggin’ mop, wouldja already? Still, in the case of The Housemaid, it looks like nothing is gonna stop her from sensing shivers! Dig on this new trailer.

    Derek Nguyen directs the flick, which stars Kate Nhung, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, Svitlana Kovalenko, and Rosie Fellner. Look for IFC Midnight’s release of The Housemaid coming to select theaters, VOD, and via Digital platforms in the U.S. on February 16, 2018.

    Synopsis:
    A forbidden passion awakens vengeful spirits within a haunted mansion in this bloodcurdling, erotic tour-de-force.

    Vietnam, 1953: Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent (Jean-Michel Richaud). Soon, a torrid love affair develops between the two – a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent’s dead wife, who won’t rest until blood flows.

    Submerged in moody Gothic atmosphere, this stylish supernatural saga confronts the dark shadows of Vietnam’s colonial past while delivering heart-stopping scares.

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